Sarkozy's party looks set to win a large majority in parliamentary elections.
This is going to be devastating to the French left. I just hope it leads to the kind of activist realignment that the Parti Socialiste and its allies so desperately need. Just as the right realigned itself under the UMP, maybe the left needs to create a new consensus party from the Socialists, Greens, Communists, and other smaller center-left parties. It's pretty clear that the Parti Socialiste has little credibility left at this point.